Our special guest this week is Pixar director Angus MacLane, co-director of Finding Dory–and also a massive LEGO fan! Angus joins Adam and Simone to tackle a familiar set–the Beatles Yellow Submarine that’s becoming an office favorite.
Sean and Norm discuss the effects of negative air pressure compared with positive air pressure in PC cooling, and test different configurations for maximizing airflow through a computer case. The high-speed camera footage doesn’t lie!
Kicking off a new week of LEGO with Friends, special guest Angus Maclane visits the Tested office to share with Adam his latest project–a LEGO Blade Runner blaster! Adam brings his own blaster over to compare, of course.
One of our favorite aritsts is Melita Curphy–aka Miss Monster–who sculpts beautiful figures and masks with a distinct techno-organic style. We’re thrilled to paint two of her masks on this episode of This Old FX Shop!
Time for some Star Wars prop building–Adam Savage makes an upgrade to one of his favorite costumes! Adam’s never been satisfied with the original bandolier strap and satchel he made for his Chewbacca cosplay, so today he fabricates new ones from scratch with metal and leather. And of course Adam hides an easter egg into this Wookiee prop!
We’re joined by a special guest this week–artist Jen Schachter, who worked with Adam on the White House SXSL sign and is in town to collaborate on more projects. Jen visits us from Baltimore, where she researches the cultures of maker spaces around the country. This is also our last podcast before Adam goes on tour, but we’ll be recording with him remotely in the coming weeks!
Adam Savage goes behind the scenes of Syfy channel’s The Expanse, one of our favorite science fiction shows of the past year. At the offices of SpinVFX, Adam learns how digital effects artists work with the show’s directors to realize the breathtaking environments of this futuristic show.
Our very own Frank Ippolito shows you how to make simple silicone molds to cast and paint foam replicas of props like shop tools! We go over the moldmaking process and show how self-skinning expanding foam can make great-looking stunt props for your projects.
This week, we talk about the technology and pop culture of the Superbowl, including drones used during the halftime show and Kishore’s chicken wing party. Two new Netflix show trailers get us excited, and we debate the future of tipping for car sharing services. Plus, the VR lawsuit ruling and rumors about Magic Leap.